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Leinster's Joey Carbery or Ross Byrne To Have Final Say On Ulster Move

Leinster's Joey Carbery or Ross Byrne To Have Final Say On Ulster Move

Fresh from a highly impressive European Cup semi-final victory against Scarlets, Leinster returned to training today to prepare for Connacht this weekend in the Pro14.

The Sunday Times reported last weekend that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and IRFU performance director David Nucifora visited Leinster last weekend to speak with Leo Cullen regarding both Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne.

It's said that Cullen was told he needs to make and choice - and quickly - regarding who will remain at the RDS and who will make the move to Ravenhill.

Speaking to RTE Sport today, Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty said the decision was ultimately the players.

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We're not in the business of keeping or holding back players; we're in the business of trying to find, grow and develop players for Leinster and Ireland.

There'll be ongoing conversations I've no doubt with the players' best interests at heart, but ultimately... the players will have their say. Leo and Joe would have a very good relationship. Ultimately the player has a decision to make. From our end we're focusing on making sure we're giving time to the player and making sure the player is developing.

Leinster are already set to lose one player to Ulster this summer, with Jordi Murphy moving North at the end of the season.

SEE ALSO: Leinster Unhappy With Timing Of Schmidt Visit For Chat About Carbery And Byrne

Maurice Brosnan

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